“When I grow up I want to be a nature explorer. They go around learning more about animals and see if they can discover new species so they can be famous.”
      — PJ, age 6

      PJ took me to his favorite stream and showed me how to catch bugs. He crept silently through the water like a cat stalking prey. Then with a sudden and swift movement, he scooped up a water strider in his hand and celebrated his catch.

      Over the next year, I will be profiling young nature lovers and sharing their thoughts about the world around them. Do you know a good candidate for this project? Drop me a note if you do!


      If you know a nature lover aged 2-17 in the Reston, Virginia area who would be a good choice for this project, please CONTACT ME. I’d love to hear about your little explorer.


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      Charlotte Geary


      Lifestyle, event, and portrait photographer with a vibrant, joyful style and 17 years of professional experience.

      Located in Reston, Virginia near Washington, D.C. and available for travel.